The Pioneer Association would like to extend its congratulations to Fr. Kevin Heery from Mullingar and the Diocese of Meath on his recent ordination to the priesthood.
Fr. Kevin joined the Pioneer Association in his centre in Mullingar and was very much involved in the activities of the Mullingar Region and the Meath Diocese during his teenage years. Fr. Kevin was involved in organising a number of Pioneer Youth Weekends in Gormanston and Galway in the late 1990s and early 2000s and served on the Pioneer National Youth Committee at this time. While no longer a Pioneer now, Fr. Kevin attributes much of his vocation to his mother Mary, the Pioneer Association and the World Youth Days as part of the formation of his faith.
At his ordination Fr. Kevin called all those he is connected with through his association with the Pioneers forward for a group photograph shown below. Many of those present and involved in the liturgy of the Ordination were friends of Fr. Kevin whom he met through the Pioneer Association.
Fr. Kevin has been assigned to Navan for his first parish. The Pioneer Association is sure that with his youthful enthusiam he will be an inspiration for all.